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Family Bash

An interactive graphic novel, 2022

“Family Bash” is a caustic but faithful portrait of the contemporary French family that attempts – by focusing on a seemingly ordinary family gathering – to understand why and how the members of one and the same family are bound together, despite the generational, technological, economic and political divides, and how these ties change over the years.

“Family Bash” is an interactive graphic novel aimed at a young adult audience, halfway between a visual novel and an interactive animated film. The player progresses by choosing actions or dialogues from a list of choices, as in a game in which you are the hero (such as Bury Me My Love, Oxenfree, 80 Days, Sorcery!, etc.). You play the part of a young woman or a young man of 30, a member of the…

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Technical Info & Short Credits

Format
Video games
Genre
Fiction
Duration
2h30 - 3h
Technique
Animation
Storyline
Anthony Jauneaud, Edouard Philippe, Charles Lebrun
Game design
Edouard Philippe, Charles Lebrun
Narration
Anthony Jauneaud, Charles Lebrun
Illustration
Geoffroy Monde
Animation
La mécanique du plastique, Nicolas Liautaud, Nicolas Dubois
UI
La mécanique du plastique, Nicolas Liautaud, Nicolas Dubois
Sound design
Nicolas Dubois, Rafael Torres, Luis Torres
Music
Colorswap Studios, Rafael Torres, Luis Torres
Programming
Lucas Curci, Bastien Stenafi
Tooling
Lucas Curci, Bastien Stenafi
French/English translation
Rachel Aicard
Production
Atomic Racoon Studio, Kilosaurus
Publisher
ARTE France

Credits

Unique features

  • Special focus on different levels of language

    Not only does each generation speak differently, but each character has their own verbal tics and way of speaking.

  • Fully rounded, believable characters

    The twenty or so characters that make "Family Bash" tick can only exist if they change during the adventure.

Behind The Scenes